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Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Vehicle accident on Highway 130 causes traffic back-up near North Lake School this afternoon. More details to come.

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  • American Pickers’ van peeks lots of curiosity here

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:47 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   A big white van parked on the Winchester Square Thursday surely drew more attention than was intended. Observant folks realized right away the van was affiliated with the popular television show, “American Pickers,” even though it only had “Antique Archaeology” and a rooster emblem on it. Those who watch cable television’s History Channel have probably heard of the reality show, American Pickers, featuring Mike Wolfe

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  • Fire destroys Decherd home Friday

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

    ASSISTANT EDITOR linda stacy   Decherd Firefighters responded to a 9-1-1 call Friday night reporting that a house was on fire in the Decherd Greenhaw community. The call was made by Serenity Payne who lives about a mile away and was driving her son, Harley, to a friend’s home. Payne said, “At first before we got right up on it, I thought it looked like a huge bonfire, then I

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Franklin County Clerk Phillip Custer (with vehicle registration in hand) displays how tags now appear on registration forms and will have the same number as the metal plates where they will be placed as Deputy Clerks (from left) Pam Ennies, Eileen Fly and Eva Lewis go about their daily work routine. Stoney Hale, (in back) a consultant with Business Information Systems, a technical support company under contract with the county, has guided the system’s setup.
—Staff Photo by Brian Justice

Franklin County now has matching tag-license plate numbers

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

Attention: Franklin County motorists and those who steal their decals — life has just become much better for the former and worse for the latter. The County Clerk’s Office has just installed special printers that deputy clerks will use to produce decals with the same numbers that are on the issued metal license plates. The decals will be printed on the same form as vehicle registrations. The system was put

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  • Boosted Nissan sales spark Decherd plant outlook

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Nissan employees and state and political officials partake in a special Infiniti plant christening on June 27, starting the subsidiary’s namesake production at an expanded Decherd plant. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, third from foreground in front row, listens intently to one of several tribute speeches made that day. Two month’s later, the company has continued the Nissan plant’s sales objectives with a record-breaking August.

    Nissan’s newest products — the Altima, Sentra, Pathfinder, Rogue, Versa and all-electric LEAF vehicles — are resonating in the marketplace and driving record sales, up 12.4 percent in 2014, which has led to an optimistic outlook about how well the corporation’s new Infiniti addition at Decherd will be doing. Justin P. Saia, Nissan corporate communications manager, summed up last week the direction he sees the company is heading. “We’ve increased

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  • Duck River Electric, Mount Pleasant eye merger

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

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    In an uncertain economic world, Duck River Electric Membership Corp. and Mount Pleasant Power are considering merging to curb costs. Duck River, headquartered in Shelbyville with service also in Franklin County, and Mount Pleasant, named after the city where its located, have agreed to begin a feasibility study to determine whether the merger would be in each utility’s best interest. In a joint announcement, representatives of each utility said this

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